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The Ratings

'Money' Shot

While it drew 27 million fewer viewers than Joe Millionaire's finale, the conclusion of NBC knockoff For Love or Money (in which winner Erin chose the cash over skeevy bachelor Rob -- and then opted to try her luck at For Love or Money 2) still managed to take the week's top spot in the ratings. The premiere of another relationship reality show, CBS' Simon Cowell-produced Cupid (28th), didn't attract as many admirers, though it did trounce ABC's lonely competitor, The Dating Experiment (87th). And while a relatively large crowd showed up for the opener of CBS' voyeur-riffic Big Brother 4 (12th), the next two episodes dipped to 15th and 30th.

TOP 30

VIEWERS* LAST WEEK

1 12.9 FOR LOVE OR MONEY NBC, Monday, 9 P.M. 12 2 12.4 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 3 3 12.3 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 6 4 11.2 WITHOUT A TRACE (R) CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. 8 5 11.0 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (R) CBS, Monday, 8:59 p.m. 2 6 10.3 CSI: MIAMI (R) CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 1 10.3 LAW & ORDER (R) NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 10 8 10.2 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (R) NBC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 8 9 10.1 60 MINUTES (R) CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 4 10 10.0 LAW & ORDER: SVU (R) NBC, Friday, 10 p.m. -- 11 9.9 THE KING OF QUEENS (R) CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 4 12 9.7 BIG BROTHER 4 CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. -- 13 9.5 DATELINE NBC NBC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. -- 14 9.2 20/20 ABC, Friday, 10 p.m. 72 15 9.0 BIG BROTHER 4 CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. -- 16 8.7 60 MINUTES II CBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 16 17 8.4 GEORGE LOPEZ (R) ABC, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. 27 8.4 MOVIE: THE MASK OF ZORRO (R) CBS, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. -- 19 8.3 AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (R) ABC, Friday, 8 p.m. 67 8.3 FEAR FACTOR (R) NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 13 21 8.1 FRIENDS (R) NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. 27 8.1 THE AMAZING RACE 4 CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 27 23 8.0 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT NBC, Sunday, 10 p.m. 14 8.0 MY WIFE AND KIDS (R) ABC, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 32 25 7.8 LAST COMIC STANDING NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 15 26 7.6 STILL STANDING (R) CBS, Monday, 8:29 p.m. 23 27 7.5 ACCORDING TO JIM (R) ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 23 28 7.4 CUPID CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. -- 7.4 DATELINE NBC NBC, Sunday, 7 p.m. -- 30 7.3 BIG BROTHER 4 CBS, Friday, 8 p.m. -- 7.3 DOG EAT DOG NBC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 20 7.3 THE SIMPSONS (R) Fox, Sunday, 8 p.m. -- 7.3 YES, DEAR (R) CBS, Monday, 8 p.m. 27

*IN MILLIONS WEEK OF JULY 7 -- 13, 2003 SOURCE: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Originally posted Jul 25, 2003 Published in issue #720 Jul 25, 2003 Order article reprints
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